West Virginia Writers, Inc.Now celebrating our 40th anniversary year, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest nonprofit, all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.

UPDATE 3/10/2017

Our 2017 Summer Conference is now open for registration.

You can find the conference registration form, as well as Cedar Lakes form for meals and lodging, at our CONFERENCE PAGE.  

Check out the Conference Flyer for 2017 for a preview of the lineup of presenters and entertainment for this year's conference, June 9, 10, and 11.  

More info, including workshop descriptions and presenter bios are on the way.

We also have details on the application process for the T.W. McNemar Conference Scholarship.   (For those who would like to donate to the ongoing fund, please see the Pay Pal donation button for the fund in the right hand sidebar.)

Our 2017 Annual Writing Contest is reaching its deadline on March 15, so please have your entries postmarked by the end of business on that day.  If you don't, you can still submit til March 31, but with a $2 per entry late fee for the adult contest and a $1 per entry late fee for the New Mountain Voices student contest.

Find the contest entry forms and Frequently Asked Questions List at our CONTEST PAGE.  

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      The easiest way is to join. We send out information to our members about the conference via our newsletter and by email. However, the other easy way is to just check this website around March. We post news about both our conference and our contest there and update it as the conference approaches. The conference is always held the second weekend of June. We also always take walk-in registrants, so pre-registering is not vital to attending.


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